betwixt and be-tween

betwixt

[bih-twikst]
preposition, adverb
1.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. between.
Idioms
2.
betwixt and between, neither the one nor the other; in a middle or unresolved position: Not wanting to side with either her father or her mother, she was betwixt and between.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English betwix, Old English betwix, betweox, equivalent to be- be- + tweox, cognate with Old High German zwiski two each; akin to German zwischen between (preposition)

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betwixt (bɪˈtwɪkst)
 
prep, —adv
1.  archaic another word for between
2.  betwixt and between in an intermediate, indecisive, or middle position
 
[Old English betwix; related to Old High German zwiski two each]

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betwixt
O.E. betweox "between, among, amidst, meanwhile," from bi- "by" + tweox "for two," from P.Gmc. *twa "two" + *-isk "-ish." With parasitic -t that appeared in O.E.
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